Minneapolis is working to develop a pilot for traffic safety cameras. Camera enforcement is proven effective at saving lives and reducing crashes. The City is committed to a pilot that is effective at improving safety, fair, equitable, and protects privacy. In order to do the pilot, the City is seeking legislative authority.
Share your feedback in this short questionnaire to help inform the details of a traffic safety camera pilot.
Recording of presentation on traffic safety camera efforts
A recording of last week’s online traffic safety camera open house presentation and question and answer session is available here.
This work is part of the City’s Vision Zero effort to get to zero traffic deaths and severe injuries. Traffic safety cameras are identified as a key step in the 2023-2025 Vision Zero Action Plan.
The City is interested in a pilot for speed and/or red light cameras. These are two of the top four factors in severe and fatal crashes in Minneapolis
To support a local pilot on traffic safety cameras, the City needs a state law change. The City is working on a bill (House File 2098/Senate File 2026) that we hope will pass during the 2024 legislative session.
Once there is state authority for traffic safety cameras, the City will work to develop the full details for a local pilot. This will include significant additional community engagement. After state legislation passes, it will take at least a year for the City to finalize details for a local pilot. The earliest a traffic safety camera pilot program could start is summer of 2025 (if legislation is adopted this year).